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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 8, 2007 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: studio better than live?

Wow, you simply articulated exactly my thoughts on this issue. For me the One from the Vault release, which I listen to often, is some of the most intensely intimate, as well as artistic playing that the band ever accomplished.

The story of that release is wonderful as well. The crickets under the stage. The fact that the tunes could not have been any more rehearsed and polished as they practically left the studio after finishing up recording the album, and went to the theatre to perform. Sage and Spirit? King Solomon's Marbles?

Amazing performance, wonderful recording. Almost a live studio album.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: studio better than live?

Absolutely! This a point I always consider critical to the success of so many shows of 1970: they were spending so much time working on vocals with the two vocal dominated albums that year that it translated to many, not all, but many of the shows that year. They would do various things with the harmonies, eg, on CumbBlues, that I think they only tried because they were so comfortable with it...